14-Year-Old Penn. Girl Charged After Allegedly Stabbing Sister to Death in Their Family Home

Ashley Boucher
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Lancaster County DA Claire Miller

A Pennsylvania teenager has been accused of stabbing her older sister to death.

Claire Miller, 14, was charged with criminal homicide on Monday, the Lancaster County District Attorney said. Miller is being charged as an adult.

The Manheim Township Police Department received a 911 call shortly after 1 a.m. Monday from Claire saying that she had killed her sister, the DA said.

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When officers arrived at the home, they found Claire's 19-year-old sister Helen in a bedroom "with a stab wound in her neck." First responders attempted to revive Helen, but were "unsuccessful," the DA said.

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The stabbing happened "during the overnight hours when the girls' parents were asleep," according to investigators. Further details about what led to the stabbing were not available.

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Claire was immediately taken into custody, and was booked into the Lancaster County Prison at 12:20 p.m. without bail, online records show.

It was not immediately clear if Claire has obtained legal representation at this time.